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Sr. Manager, Real Estate

As a Sr. Manager, Real Estate here at Auburn Hills, you'll cultivate global partnerships, bringing together innovative ideas and engaging cross-functional teams in collaborative ways of doing business. In this role you'll develop leaders that inspire others and build strong relationships with our supply base to reach best in class results in cost, technology and quality. You'll also create processes, drive decisions, and influence change using your negotiation skills, strong judgment, analytical skills, and resourcefulness. 


About the Role


How you will contribute

  • Leads the regional organization’s Property function with regards to all aspects of searching for, securing, managing, renewing and terminating leased commercial property, in the most optimized manner.

  • Leads the development of the regional organization’s overall strategy towards the property portfolio, and establishes property budgets, plans, policies, systems, and procedures that will achieve these strategic objectives.

  • Actively influences and communicates with all levels of required syncreon management, about all and any aspects of the Property portfolio. This position must be the ‘Go To’ person for all Property questions.

  • Identifies, evaluates, and capitalizes on opportunities to reduce property costs by effectively leveraging the property organization’s relationships with brokers and landlords. Meets annual targets for regional cost reduction.

  • Evaluates, negotiates, and manages the most complex or strategically important supplier and vendor relationships, with regards to property related areas (power, facilities, waste e.t.c.) in order to secure terms that are in the regional organization’s best interests. Consolidate demand in order to leverage economies of scale and improve purchasing capability and pricing strategies for the organization.

  • Liaise with executive management to anticipate future demand for property, especially in support of regional COE and Launch activity. Drive a forward looking pan regional strategy towards both property and the management of facilities. 

  • Oversee the development and implementation of corporate policies, checklists, and other materials that describe the organization’s technical, quality, service, or reliability standards to help evaluate supplier proposals and ensure consistency in property bids.

  • Lead, direct, evaluate, and influence syncreon management, and other professionals, to ensure that Property and COE activities meet established targets and standards, within the allocated region.

  • To take Responsibility for all Property related SAP activity within the region, ensuring that process and policy are followed, and using system KPIs, to improve performance where relevant.

  • This position also takes direct responsibility all Purchasing activities related to Real Estate, including Utilities, Building Maintenance, and Waste Services.

  • This position includes responsibility for the Purchasing elements of all Property Related areas, as stated above, but in addition, it may also include responsibility for certain other Purchasing commodities, (for example company cars, MHE, Travel) as agreed with your line Manager.


 Your Key Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • Minimum of eight (8) years of Commercial Property Experience

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to support all levels of the organization, especially core strategic relationships

  • Long-term strategic planning

  • Strong oral and written communication skills.

  • Strong administrative and organizational skills.

  • Excellent problem solving and financial analysis skills. 


At syncreon we are fully committed to the health and safety of our employees. We have full prevention and mitigation processes in place, including cleaning and sanitization practices, as well as screenings, masks and social distancing. syncreon complies with national, state and local orders.


syncreon offers exciting and challenging roles within a growing international organization. We strive to hire and develop the right people, locally and globally; stimulating personal growth and self-development within an informal atmosphere. We offer a market competitive compensation package.


About syncreon
syncreon delivers tailored, progressive and scalable solutions to premier global automotive and technology brands, such as Jaguar Land Rover, Harley Davidson, BMW, Dell, Xerox and Canon. We supply 3PL and 4PL solutions that adapt as quickly as industry and the marketplace evolve. For over 60 years syncreon has provided unique and innovative expertise in providing highly integrated, warehousing management, inbound to manufacturing, reverse and repair, export packing, aftermarket services, fulfillment services and transport. Today we have 14,000+ employees working in 100+ locations worldwide who enjoy our supportive culture, dedication to work-life balance, people development and superb career opportunities. For more information, visit www.syncreon.com.


Candidates chosen to move forward within the Recruitment Process may be required to undergo an assessment and/or submit further background information. Any offers of employment may be conditional on completion of required checks and provision of relevant documentation, in accordance with the applicable local legislation.



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